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Lundstram benched as Fleck returns for Blades’ second Gameweek 30+ fixture

John Lundstram (£4.9m) is only among the substitutes as Sheffield United get set to contest their second fixture of Double Gameweek 30+.

The Blades are away at Newcastle United this afternoon, with kick-off on Tyneside at 14:00 BST.

Lundstram drops to the bench to accommodate John Fleck‘s (£5.0m) return, with the Scotland international having recovered from the injury that forced his non-involvement against Aston Villa on Wednesday.

That is the only change Chris Wilder has made to his starting XI, with John O’Connell (£4.7m) still not fit.

That means there is another start for budget defender Jack Robinson (£4.0m), who supplemented his clean sheet with two bonus points at Villa Park in midweek.

Oliver McBurnie (£5.7m) and Billy Sharp (£5.6m) start up front yet again, while Dean Henderson (£5.3m) is between the posts.

The on-loan goalkeeper won’t be eligible to face his parent club, Manchester United, in Gameweek 31+, however.

Steve Bruce has also only made one change to his starting XI, despite three months having passed by since the 1-0 win over Southampton.

Joelinton (£5.5m) for Dwight Gayle (£5.0m) is the Magpies’ only alteration.

There is another ‘out of position’ start for Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) on the right wing, meanwhile.

This fixture doesn’t scream ‘goalfest’ on paper.

Only Liverpool have conceded fewer goals on the road than Wilder’s side this season.

And no club has conceded on fewer occasions than Newcastle on home soil in 2019/20.

No team has scored fewer goals on their own turf than Bruce’s troops, either.


Newcastle United XI: Dubravka; Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Rose; Shelvey, Hayden; Ritchie, Almiron, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton.

Sheffield United XI: Henderson; Robinson, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Berge, Norwood, Fleck, Baldock; Sharp, McBurnie.

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1,479 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Mega hauls coming up from Salah and Mane tonight...

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    The Lord not on yet?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      On then off, back on now.

  3. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    The GW now depends on Aguero. (TC)

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      And a low score from kdb would help..

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Yep

  4. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    I have hendo, basham, egan, and lasc.. ml rival has lundy, so cert lundy scores the equaliser here.

  5. UnitedFan
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Tammy benched by the way.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Dial up?

      1. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Classic

      2. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        56k

  6. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Pogba, Bruno and Rash vs a Sheffield United without Henderson, Egan and potentially O'Connell

    Damn

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Who’d you bring in if you didnt own either, Bruno Or Pogba?

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        B

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      They still play a system which Utd tend to struggle against

  7. Blunder fc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Bloody Giroud, when did Lampard become deschamps?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Since Giroud is actually really effective.

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Giroud makes the attack better. No complaints there

        1. Blunder fc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          I agree, but he's not the one in my side. Thought Lampard would go back to tammy

  8. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    2-0 Ritchie

  9. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Richtie goal

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Ritchiessential

  11. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Ritchie is back. -1 for Eagan owners

  12. tm245
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    2-0

  13. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Nice!!

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    3gan.

  15. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    2 more points gone

  16. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Amazing goal

  17. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Hendo has lost interest.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Didn’t seem to react to it did he, maybe was blinded by a def

  18. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Who got Richtie FH?

  19. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Assist for who?

  20. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Least Egan avoids the goals conceded negative points I guess :/

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Dont think he does

    2. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      nah lol it still counts

    3. Lord Tachanka
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Welllllll......

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      He gets the (-) points

    5. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      On - 3 today

  21. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Was that Lascelles with the A?

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Hayden

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Lol no. It was Hayden.

  22. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    That's taking the piss now

  23. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Looks like Rashford over Vardy for this week then?

  24. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Hayden assist

  25. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Lascelles YC

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Hooray

    2. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Noooooo

  26. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Ritchie rich

  27. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Henderson having a mare

  28. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Lascelles YC

  29. tm245
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Lascelles YC

  30. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 hours ago

    Wow this is getting worse.
    66 with 6 to go 🙁